Best Tent Camping New York State  by Aaron Starmer, Catharine Starmer, & Timothy Starmer

Best Tent Camping: New York State Guide Book

by Aaron Starmer, Catharine Starmer, & Timothy Starmer (Menasha Ridge Press)
Best Tent Camping New York State  by Aaron Starmer, Catharine Starmer, & Timothy Starmer
From Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean, from the Adirondacks to the Catskills, pitching a tent in New York opens the door to endless adventure. And you’re never far from one of the myriad forests and waterways that make the state a camper’s paradise. But do you know how to fi nd the right place? Here’s the answer, right in your hands. Maybe you seek a small, quiet campground near a fi sh-fi lled lake for a weekend of solitude . . . or maybe you and the kids need a campground with lots of recreational options. This new edition of Best Tent Camping: New York State captures the very latest information on 50 diverse locations. Writers and outdoors enthusiasts Aaron, Cate, and Timothy Starmer have compiled everything you need to know—in the state they know so well—to fi nd the safe and scenic treasure-spot that’s just right for you.

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Trails from the "Best Tent Camping: New York State" Guide Book
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Hikers, take note: the campground with the best real estate in the Adirondacks is not a DEC property. Nestled in the heart of the High Peaks, Adirondak Loj and the adjacent campground at Heart Lake ar ...
Lake Placid, NY - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
Accessible by boat only, this scenic campground is located at the western end of Fourth Lake, a central part of the Fulton Chain of Lakes. The Fulton Chain is a series of connected lakes that begins a ...
Old Forge, NY - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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At 65,000 acres, Allegany State Park is the largest state park in New York. Considering that the park borders Pennsylvania’s Alle gheny National Forest, which covers more than 500,000 acres, this area ...
Salamanca, NY - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
As the Ausable River empties into Lake Champlain (the 100-plus-mile-long sliver of water that forms the northeastern border between New York and Vermont), it creates a fertile delta. Birds, and in tur ...
Peru, NY - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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Bowman Lake State Park advertises itself as a “camper’s paradise”—an exaggerated claim, perhaps, but not entirely inaccurate. It has nearly 200 campsites, including some designated for tents only, to ...
Oxford, NY - Campgrounds
Say the word Adirondacks, and most people envision placid bodies of water with forested and boulder-strewn shores—the very picture of a tranquil wilderness. During the tourist season, campers who seek ...
Raquette Lake, NY - Campgrounds
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More than 20 miles north of Lake Placid and less than 50 miles south of Quebec, Buck Pond is a truly remote campground and one of our favorites in the Adirondacks. Visitors to the region, including ma ...
Onchiota, NY - Campgrounds
On the very edge of Ithaca’s southern boundary lies a multiuse park that offers a special opportunity for campers wishing to visit this unique Finger Lakes city. The idea of a campground practically i ...
Ithaca, NY - Campgrounds
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When traveling along CCC Dam Road to Cherry Plain State Park, many visitors probably don’t think twice about what the CCC stands for, but without it the park wouldn’t offer much for today’s campers. P ...
Cherry Plain, NY - Campgrounds
For the 88 miles it passes through New York State, the Appalachian Trail meanders over relatively flat, wooded terrain, never rising past 1,500 feet. For some, it is one of the least memorable section ...
Carmel, NY - Campgrounds
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The Adirondacks’ rugged terrain and dense woodlands made most of the area inhospitable for American Indians as well as for early settlers. The region served mostly as a battleground during colonizatio ...
Cranberry Lake, NY - Campgrounds
In the history-rich Mohawk Valley, Delta Lake has quite a story of its own. It was once a natural lake, but when Ice Age glaciers covered the area and then retreated, it dried up. On the site of the a ...
Rome, NY - Campgrounds
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Traditional Dutch ghost stories often tell of the Devil’s presence in Stony Clove, a pass through the Devil’s Path Range. Today, Stony Clove is better known as New York State Route 214, connecting the ...
Hunter, NY - Campgrounds
When visitors come to the Adirondacks, they are usually impressed with the sheer number of rugged hiking trails that crisscross the wilderness. One of the other ways to explore this vast wilderness—wh ...
Inlet, NY - Campgrounds
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As the most-recent glacier receded from New York about 10,000 years ago, it carved out the 7,340-square-mile basin that is now Lake Ontario. Another product of the receding glacier was drumlins—long, ...
Fair Haven, NY - Campgrounds
Tent campers who seek the solitude and beauty of the wilderness could hardly go wrong visiting the campground at Forked Lake. The rocky, 1,248-acre lake is an ideal boating and fishing spot, though mo ...
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The family-friendly campground at Glimmerglass State Park lies in the heart of New York’s Leatherstocking region, a hilly collection of farms and small towns named after James Fenimore Cooper’s five n ...
Cooperstown, NY - Campgrounds
The first thing that surprises first-time visitors to Green Lakes State Park is the fact that its name is neither an exaggeration nor a quaint evocation of the surrounding wilderness, but an accurate ...
Fayetteville, NY - Campgrounds
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In the central Adirondacks, equidistant between the towns of Speculator and Indian Lake, are two distinct campgrounds. The first is Lewey Lake, a group of sites located on or near the lake’s 90 acres ...
Sabael, NY - Campgrounds
A bird’s-eye view of western New York reveals 11 narrow lakes, each of which runs roughly north-south. Their unusual likenesses to fingers on a hand obviously led to their name, the Finger Lakes. Keuk ...
Bluff Point, NY - Campgrounds
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